G-Flex cotton fiber products utilize a firm resin bond with laminates of non-woven aluminum oxide abrasive-impregnated fabric. Laminations run parallel to the shank to prevent the ends from chipping. As the tool is used, new abrasive grain is continually exposed.
G-Flex is non-loading, runs cooler, and can grind and finish in one operation. A special formulation keeps it from being too aggressive so G-Flex works well on aluminum, stainless steel, and exotic alloys. It's a favorite for cleaning and polishing mold runners, as well as deburring and edge breaking on all metals. Also great for deflashing of die castings, as well as deburring and finishing of turbine blade roots.
All are on 3mm shanks (1/8" shanks are also available). See Grinding Wheel Institute publications for operating speeds of mounted cylinders.
Industry Typical Applications for GMX & G-Flex
Aircraft/Aerospace: Debur and finish engine components
Automotive: Debur, chamfer, and finish machined/cast parts
Tool & Die: Clean, debur and finish
Fabrication: Corner blending, edge breaking, I.D. & O.D. debur and blend
Jewelry Manufacturing: Remove parting lines and finish castings
GMX or G-Flex?
GMX has a softer bond than G-Flex. GMX utilizes a unique flexible bond with laminates of non-woven abrasive-impregnated fabric. Laminations run parallel to the shank to prevent the ends from chipping. The construction continually exposes new abrasive grain for cooler running and the flexible bond reduces vibration and chattering. Unlike bonded or coated abrasives, GMX does not load up when working on softer metals or alloys such as aluminum. Cylinders and shapes can be dressed to conform to unique contours. GMX is excellent for breaking edges, deburring, and blending on aluminum, stainless steel, and exotic alloys. It's also ideal for polishing mold runners and mold & die components.
- SDS File: Safety Data Sheet (SDS) 1
Item Length 1/2"
Shank Size 3mm
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